Swiss tennis superstar, Stan Wawrinka will be playing his second round match in the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters against Marco Cecchinato from Italy.
It was a simple opening round match for Marco Cecchinato as his opponent retired in the first set. Marco Cecchinato led the opening set 4-0 before his opponent retired from the match. During the limit court time, Marco Cecchinato played well as he won 64% of the points played including 2 break points. It has been a tough few months leading up to this tournament for Cecchinato. Marco Cecchinato failed at the ATP Miami Open and ATP Indian Wells Open as the Italian only won 1 match in total in the 2 tournaments. It is important to note that Marco Cecchinato won the ATP Argentina Open in February although his form has been very poor since the title win. This will be a tough match for the Italian since Stan Wawrinka is a very accomplished player.
Looking at Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss superstar was dominant in the opening round as the defeated Lucas Pouille in straight sets. During the win, Stan Wawrinka impressed with his serving as he hit 7 aces and won 73% of his service points. Wawrinka 91% of his service games and 30% of his return games to establish a solid win. Wawrinka has an exceptional record at the Monte-Carlo Masters as he won the title in 2014.
This will be the first time that Stan Wawrinka and Marco Cecchinato will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Looking at this match, I am going to pick Stan Wawrinka to win. Marco Cecchinato has looked very poor over the past few months and the Italian is lacking the ability to win. Wawrinka looked dominant in his previous match and the Swiss superstar is has a very strong record at this venue. Wawrinka looks the better player and I see him winning this match.